Opinion

The Cowichan Lake weir. (File photo)

Editorial: We must adapt to summer drought conditions

Increasingly, when it comes to water, we are feast or famine

  • Jul 22, 2021
The Cowichan Lake weir. (File photo)
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Letter: Pink paint on trees unnecessary vandalism

This vandalism intrudes on the sense of peace and wonder at being in nature

  • Jul 20, 2021
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Letter: Protesters peaceful, dedicated

These folks are generously giving their time and energy to stand up for what they believe in

  • Jul 19, 2021
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Letter: Violence very unusual during forest protests

The forest defenders are committed to peaceful protest

  • Jul 19, 2021
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Letter: Canada’s on fire! Let’s go into emergency mode

These climate disasters affect public health, destroy infrastructure and terrorize communities

  • Jul 19, 2021
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Chris Wilkinson

Chris Wilkinson column: It’s time to get back out there

I sat right near the entrance to the café where the long line for lunch starts — on purpose!

  • Jul 18, 2021
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Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: Where do non-traditional ‘vehicles’ fit in on the roads?

If the current confusion surrounding scooters is any indication, we are in for interesting times

  • Jul 18, 2021
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The first line of defence against invaders. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Deterring all those trying to sneak in and steal the harvest

I don’t blame the varmints for wanting to share my harvest, but they seem determined to take it all

  • Jul 17, 2021
The first line of defence against invaders. (Mary Lowther photo)
The aftermath of a devastating house fire on Maple Bay Road July 7. (Jakob Buttner-Danyliw photo)

Sarah Simpson Column: Firefighters extinguish blaze, ignite community’s gratitude

The firefighters were working their tails off to save everything else

The aftermath of a devastating house fire on Maple Bay Road July 7. (Jakob Buttner-Danyliw photo)
A motorhome sits amid the burnt debris in the Village of Lytton, B.C. on Friday, July 9, 2021 following a massive wildfire that tore through the town destroying 90 per cent of it. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press Media)

OPINION: The Village of Lytton turned to ashes in moments

‘We drive by piles of ash and crumbled brick. What used to be there?’ writes Jenna Hauck

A motorhome sits amid the burnt debris in the Village of Lytton, B.C. on Friday, July 9, 2021 following a massive wildfire that tore through the town destroying 90 per cent of it. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press Media)
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Letter: Readers should be upset

Readers should be upset Re: residential schools A quick note about the…

  • Jul 16, 2021
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Letter: More thought needed on new Duncan Manor

More thought is needed before you progress any further!

  • Jul 16, 2021
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Letter: Reforestation makes logging a responsible use of resource

Humans are not an invasive species

  • Jul 16, 2021
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Letter: Please sign petitions to keep Centennial Park as-is

Effectively eliminating any space for people to relax

  • Jul 15, 2021
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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2017, file photo, customers look at iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus phones at an Apple Store in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Apple’s Siri is no longer a woman by default, but is this really a win for feminism?

Users must now choose between two male and two female voices when enabling the voice assistant

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2017, file photo, customers look at iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus phones at an Apple Store in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Real estate prices in the Cowichan Valley are increasingly unaffordable. (File photo)

Editorial: Real estate rising out of reach

The pandemic has exacerbated the problem almost beyond imagination

  • Jul 15, 2021
Real estate prices in the Cowichan Valley are increasingly unaffordable. (File photo)
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Letter: Vandalism of Cook statue unacceptable

No, to historical revisionism and violence

  • Jul 13, 2021
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Letter: Fossil fuels are killing us

Please stop pouring taxpayers money in subsidies into LNG

  • Jul 13, 2021
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Letter: Officials not doing enough to fight climate crisis

Citizens need to stand together to say we will not take this any longer

  • Jul 13, 2021
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Letter: Question authority

There was no need for “fact checkers” until the ugly truth started to get out.

  • Jul 13, 2021
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